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How can I get rid of a migraine headache?

How can I get rid of a migraine headache?

It Depends: For occasional migraines (1 a month or less) taking a medication like Ibuprofen to to stop the headache as soon as it starts can be effective. If your headaches are more frequent taking this type of medication frequently can lead to rebound headaches and you might need a medication to prevent your migraines. In addition there is some evidence for cam like acupuncture, and feverfew. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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How do I get rid of a headache?

How do I get rid of a headache?

Many options.: Headaches can be caused by many different causes - eye strain, dehydration, neck tension, or be migraine-type. If you get a mild headache only occasionally, i suggest trying to drink a glass or two of water, take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, get off the screen if you have been keyboarding or texting, and ask a friend to massage your neck and shoulders for a few minutes. If it persists, see the doc. ...Read more

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How would i get help rid of a migraine headache?

How would i get help rid of a migraine headache?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a migraine?

How can I get rid of a migraine?

Migraine: First, be sure it is migraine. See; http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/migraine.Html or read freedom from headaches by saper and magee. Second, try the generic version of excedrin (which has acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine combined), or Naproxen (trade name aleve). Third, if you truly have migraine, learn which foods are your migraine triggers, and then learn when to avoid those foods. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of migraine headaches?

What can I do to get rid of migraine headaches?

Migraines: Many treatments exist for migraines. As well as preventive measures. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache?

How can I get rid of a headache?

Cause of headache: Many possibilities. Help for you depends on what is causing the headaches. Please give much more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a sugar headache?

How do I get rid of a sugar headache?

Hypoglycemic headach: When something causes a rapid drop in blood sugar, the brain will initiate various mechanisms to raise it. One of the symptoms of low blood sugar is a mild, dull headache. Eating something to raise your blood sugar should resolve it. In the future steer clear of foods/beverages high in sugar. Research the "glycemic index" to find carbs that will avoid that. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of migraines?

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How do I get rid of migraines?

Migraines: While there's no cure, there are 2 types of meds for migraines. One is called abortive, which is used for immediate pain relief, and you take this type of meds as needed. The other is called preventive, which is used to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines, and you take this type of meds daily. You should also identify and avoid your headache triggers. A headache diary can help you. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a sinus headache?

What do I do to get rid of a sinus headache?

First, diagnosis: In general, headache as the only symptom is rarely the result of rhino-sinusitis. The classical symptoms of sinusitis are nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow nasal discharge, fullness or pressure below the eyes and pain or fullness between the eyes. You get rid of sinusitis by first making the diagnosis and determining whether it is viral or bacterial. Then you can get rid of headache. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a bad sinus headache without medication?

How do I get rid of a bad sinus headache without medication?

Water, water, water: You might want to try drinking a lot of water so your body is well hydrated. The theory is that mucous will be made thinner, and may have a better chance of clearing out. The 2nd use of water would be a hot shower or 'steam treatment' - take your time soaking up the steam, it should help open up the sinus passages and thereby relieve the headache. 3rd, a wet hot facecloth over the headache areas. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a headache and toothache?

How do you get rid of a headache and toothache?

DDS and MD: Regarding the toothache, you'll have to see a dentist to determine the cause & have it treated accordingly. Regarding the headache, if you suffer from chronic headaches or simple otc medications does not relieve it, you should see a physician as headaches may be a symptom of other underlying medical issues.The two may or may not be related. Pain medication only covers up & does not fix any problem. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a headache quickly?

What do I do to get rid of a headache quickly?

What is causing them: Headaches are often from the muscles of the head and face region and too often are related to problems with the joints, muscles and bite. Put your fingers over where you get the headaches and bite down. If you feel the muscles move, then look into the joint, muscle, and bite (TMJ) as a possible cause. Treat the cause, not the effects. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache really fast?

How can I get rid of a headache really fast?

Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works well for most people if taken as directed. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a massive headache?

How can I get rid of a massive headache?

Depends: There are great medications for headache such as the triptans, imitrex, sumavel, zomig, relpax, (eletriptan) etc) but it is important to find out the cause first. You shoulld talk to your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of headache?

How can i get rid of headache?

Fluids and Sleep: Ensure you're taking enough fluids. Try getting a good nights sleep. Stay away from bright lights and loud noises. If these don't cure the headache ,try taking some Tylenol or Anti inflammatories. If none of these help then you need to see a Dr to investigate the cause of the headache ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a dull migraine head ache without meds?

How do you get rid of a dull migraine head ache without meds?

Find the cause: If you are properly evaluated looking for the cause of your headache , the proper treatment can be given. See a doctor to find out if the cause is neck problems , sinus infection , migraines , allergy or other caused .Treat the cause and not the pain symptoms and get rid of the problem . This does not sound like a migraine. Perhaps another type, of headache. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a sugar headache?

How do you get rid of a sugar headache?

Have to wait it out: A headache due to a metabolic condition is probably best treated by correcting the problem. Wait for the sugar to come down and watch what you eat. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a tension headache without pills?

How do you get rid of a tension headache without pills?

Nice massage: One way is to have a nice massage in a relaxing environment. Warm bath, with soft music. 10% peppermint oil applied to temples (don't get it in your eyes). Longer term prevention: assess your diet for any foods you might be sensitive to & avoid them. Guided imagery, and other mind-body exercises & visualizations. Regular yoga practice. Classical homeopathy. For some, acupuncture. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a hangover headache?

How to get rid of a hangover headache?

Depends: Cheesemelt, the best cure is prevention. Drink one water or noncaffeinated drink after each alcoholic one. Eat before drinking, and taking an antiinflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) if u dont HAV stomach problems. Drink in moderation and dont drink and drive ever. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stress headache?

How can I get rid of a stress headache?

Agree w Dr. Machanic: Address specific stressors. In addition to valuable info already provided - work to manage your stress. o address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure,> ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more